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Tuesday
Jun252013

10 weeks on: European Timber Regulations examined

Cologne, Germany—A workshop held recently during one of Europe’s largest trade fairs (Interzum) helped clarify the implementation of the “European Timber Regulations” (EUTR) 10 weeks after they became applicable across all Member States in the European Union (EU).

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Monday
Jun242013

Experts formulate pangolin conservation plan

Singapore, 24th June 2013—Pangolin experts meet this week in Singapore to devise an overarching conservation strategy for pangolins worldwide.

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Friday
Jun212013

Endangered animal trafficking officially criminalised in Russia

Russia, June 2013—Russia’s State Duma has approved legislative amendments that mean tougher punishments for poaching and trafficking of rare species will come into force.

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Thursday
Jun202013

Philippines to destroy seized ivory stockpiles

Manila, Philippines, 20th June 2013—Authorities in the Philippines will tomorrow destroy more than five tonnes of seized elephant ivory accumulated through enforcement actions.

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Wednesday
Jun192013

Traditional medicine industry strengthens commitment to protect endangered species

Beijing, China, June 2013—Representatives from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and traditional Tibetan medicine (TTM) industry met last week in Beijing to discuss how they can help further protect species with a high medicinal value and to reaffirm their commitment not to use parts from Tigers and other endangered animals.

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Tuesday
Jun182013

Europe’s last wild sturgeons threatened by ongoing illegal fishing and caviar trade—WWF and TRAFFIC

Bucharest, Romania, 18th June 2013—Ongoing illegal fishing and trade in caviar in Romania and Bulgaria is threatening the survival of sturgeons in the Danube river basin finds a new report by WWF and TRAFFIC.

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Friday
Jun142013

*Climate change threatens human livelihoods and wildlife resources

Cambridge, UK, 14th June 2013—Wild plants and animals important to people’s livelihoods in East Africa’s Albertine Rift region are at risk from climate change, finds a new joint TRAFFIC/IUCN study.

Vital but vulnerable: climate change vulnerability and human use of wildlife in Africa’s Albertine Rift includes a comprehensive assessment of 2,358 wild animal and plant species and finds that 33 plant, 25 reptile, 24 mammal, 19 freshwater fish, 17 bird and 14 amphibian species are both important for use by people and vulnerable to climate change.

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Monday
Jun102013

Wildlife detector dog programme a first for China

Ruili, China, June 2013—China is all set to begin using detector dogs to assist enforcement officers to locate wildlife contraband, the first time the technique has been used in the country.

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